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November 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired live ammunition and tear gas Saturday in clashes with voters in three northern villages and, elsewhere, fistfights between supporters of rival candidates in Egypt's parliamentary elections escalated into gunfire. By nightfall, four people were dead and more than 60 injured. In Dakahla, 125 miles northeast of Cairo, the capital, police tried to disperse voters angry that security forces had prevented them from casting ballots.
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July 9, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the constitution and holding fresh elections. The announcement of liberal economist Hazem Beblawi's selection as prime minister ended days of confusion after the first choice for the post was abruptly withdrawn because of opposition from conservative Islamists.
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May 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Voters overwhelmingly cleared the way for Egypt's first contested presidential election, according to referendum returns released Thursday. Government opponents dismissed the results. It was a day of mixed news for President Hosni Mubarak as the White House denounced the beating of protesters during Wednesday's vote. "The idea of people expressing themselves in opposition to the government, and then getting a beating, is not our view of how democracy ought to work," President Bush said.
WORLD
November 29, 2011 | By Amro Hassan and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Throngs of Egyptians voted for a second day Tuesday in parliamentary elections that were surprisingly peaceful, as the country appeared excited and determined to fulfill the so far elusive promises of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Lines snaked and last-minute campaigning echoed across nine governorates as the first round of a multistage vote drew what Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, head of the election commission, called a "massive and unexpected turnout. " After months of protests and anger over military rule, Egyptians were defiant in stamping their imprints on ballots and on the nation's fate.
WORLD
November 29, 2011 | By Amro Hassan and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
Throngs of Egyptians voted for a second day Tuesday in parliamentary elections that were surprisingly peaceful, as the country appeared excited and determined to fulfill the so far elusive promises of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Lines snaked and last-minute campaigning echoed across nine governorates as the first round of a multistage vote drew what Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, head of the election commission, called a "massive and unexpected turnout. " After months of protests and anger over military rule, Egyptians were defiant in stamping their imprints on ballots and on the nation's fate.
WORLD
July 9, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the constitution and holding fresh elections. The announcement of liberal economist Hazem Beblawi's selection as prime minister ended days of confusion after the first choice for the post was abruptly withdrawn because of opposition from conservative Islamists.
NEWS
June 1, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu offered Arab leaders assurances Friday that he will stay the course for peace as he assumes the mantle of leadership in a nation deeply divided over relations with its neighbors. After he was declared the winner of Wednesday's national elections, Netanyahu telephoned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Hussein to proclaim his support for Middle East peace.
NEWS
April 8, 1987
President Hosni Mubarak's centrist party was winning an overwhelming majority in parliamentary elections in Egypt, but a Muslim alliance was emerging as a major new opposition force. Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Rasikh, who oversees polling, told the state-owned Middle East News Agency that Mubarak's party was winning up to 80% of the vote. An opposition alignment including the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood was running second.
OPINION
March 3, 2005
Utopian Democrats have been so quick to find fault with the president's initiatives in the Middle East. But who could imagine that spreading democracy in a land of tyranny would be uncomplicated. For the liberals, it was always so difficult to embrace the simple concept that doing something so complicated would involve casualties, bumps in the road, days of despair. But here we are. Successful elections in Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq. Libya renouncing its nuclear program. Hosni Mubarak announcing contested presidential elections in Egypt (Feb.
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June 4, 2011
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WORLD
May 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Voters overwhelmingly cleared the way for Egypt's first contested presidential election, according to referendum returns released Thursday. Government opponents dismissed the results. It was a day of mixed news for President Hosni Mubarak as the White House denounced the beating of protesters during Wednesday's vote. "The idea of people expressing themselves in opposition to the government, and then getting a beating, is not our view of how democracy ought to work," President Bush said.
NEWS
November 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police fired live ammunition and tear gas Saturday in clashes with voters in three northern villages and, elsewhere, fistfights between supporters of rival candidates in Egypt's parliamentary elections escalated into gunfire. By nightfall, four people were dead and more than 60 injured. In Dakahla, 125 miles northeast of Cairo, the capital, police tried to disperse voters angry that security forces had prevented them from casting ballots.
NEWS
June 1, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu offered Arab leaders assurances Friday that he will stay the course for peace as he assumes the mantle of leadership in a nation deeply divided over relations with its neighbors. After he was declared the winner of Wednesday's national elections, Netanyahu telephoned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan's King Hussein to proclaim his support for Middle East peace.
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- China's former railways minister was handed a death sentence with a two-year reprieve Monday following his conviction on charges of abuse of power and bribery. Liu Zhijun, 60, is likely to see his sentence commuted to life in prison, as have other Chinese officials who have received similar punishments in corruption cases. The Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court found that between 1986 and 2011, Liu helped 11 people win contracts and promotions after accepting about $10 million in bribes, state-run media reported.
WORLD
March 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
The only man who has dared to challenge Hosni Mubarak for the Egyptian presidency was charged Tuesday with forging signatures to win approval for his party, calling into question the multi-candidate election Mubarak has called for. Ayman Nour said he relished a court fight, saying it would give him a platform for his campaign and his criticism of Mubarak's regime.
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